01-13-2010 01:18 PM
I only get decent motion sensing when using the firmware setup. 50% or more loss when using camera utility.
I only get decent motion detection length when I use the camera utility (and the pre time function does not work in the camera utility). Only 5 seconds of recording time on motion sensing with firmware.
Linksys - I need a camera that records for the amount of time and in the way advertised as the camera utility says - and I need the motion sensing to work like the firmware for the camera does - and I need it all to work without having a PC running all the time in order to get recorded video (i.e. - without having to have the camera utility running in order to get the camera utility features).
In essence this camera with the software and firmware available today appears to be a collection of teaser features - the software and firmware appear to need serious updates to deliver what the individual parts are capable of - and it looks like most of it needs to happen in the firmware.
01-13-2010 03:57 PM
And to state those requirements specifically:
The WVC80N firmware needs to be updated to:
Current firmware motion sensitivity, picture quality, and low light capabilities should be retained. Saving files as a .asf format is fine.
The camera utility should be updated to read the motion detected asf files as it does .sef files today (.ie - building a time line of events to play through, snapshot from, and print). If the asf files needed to be converted to sef files in order to do that I assume this is not reasonably difficult to do.
If you want to really go the extra mile - in addition to the above - The WVC80N firmware needs to be updated to:
Given that this device can out of the box record one 2 hour video segment I'm assuming that what I am proposing really is feasible.
At that point I'd say (assuming the link between the camera and storage can be reliably maintained) Linksys has a desirable product and serious alternative to hardwired cameras attached to a web enabled DVR.
01-18-2010 07:40 PM
03-03-2010 09:42 PM
My needs are a little different. Rather than record on motion I want to record/send a JPEG image once per minute regardless of motion. Linksys response - "I do apologize, Keith but the firmware upgrade of the camera won't fix the problem since that is a product limitation already". Wow! A limitation! Surely if an image can be sent once a minute while motion is detected, a simple firmware change should be able to do that when there is no motion. I can only assume a couple of things - 1) The Linksys WVC80N is crap or 2) Linksys doesn't really care what their user community wants/needs.
04-29-2010 10:30 AM
I've had the WVC80N for a week now. I'm an advanced user (former network engineer) and I have installed many DVR systems. Linksys software just doesn't work...period. They are in need of an update ASAP. Advertising features that do not work. I've played with the camera non stop for a week and one time I got it to send me a video clip but then it halts the recording so you cannot go back and review the activity. I'm giving Linksys another week before I return the product. There are a million camera and DVR vendors out there with working products and motion detection and non buggy software shouldn't be a problem for a company like Cisco.
04-29-2010 01:44 PM
As a follow up... I did unistall all software from PC (Win XP SP3), and updated firmware from Linksys (even though it was the same version... I had nothing to lose). I first configured the camera from the web based gui and then installed their desktop software. I hooked everything back up to the NAS and configured the settings and all of the sudden the motion detection is working (detects motion, emails out correctly) and it is recording the video as well. I'm too afraid to touch anything or even turn on the software now that it seems to be working. I'm glad, but still buggy. Having to reinstall or configure web based gui in particular order before desktop is still a package that needs work in my opinion. The camera is decent for the price and once the bugs get worked out it has potential to be a good product.
10-05-2010 02:11 PM
I just installed a WVC80N and have been testing it for a few days now. I was going to buy 2 more but decided to wait and see how things go with this one. Now that I've had some time with the camera, I couldn't agree with you more. The features that you specified here are what I was expecting in the first place. That's how I ran across your post. So if anyone from Cisco / Linksys is paying attention, I'm holding off on buying additional cameras until such features are available.
10-10-2010 06:56 PM
Well as you can see I have posted here before on this subject, I once was upset because I couldn't get motion detection working on my camera either, and I have discovered that 99.999% of the problem is your ISP. Let me explain: With AT&T DSL I had to switch from a residential account to a buisness account to get it to work, with TimeWarner Cable it just worked.
Well that's my story and it worked for me.
07-14-2012 12:53 AM - edited 07-14-2012 12:54 AM
I have bought WVC80N recently. Web loging, remote loging, everything working except Motion detection. It work only something moving within 2 FEET or less area. This should fix through firmware update. this is very bad for cisco.
I have another camera with different brand. It has motion detection trigger level as well.